Very Sad: Overcrowded Boat Full of Noble Enriching Vibrancy Capsizes Near Greek Coast

Damn it!

We really needed these people to enrich our countries with vibrant diversity!

Seriously, when are we just going to go to every country in Africa, and hand out plane tickets to every single person who wants to come live on welfare and commit crimes in Germany?

The time is now.

The Guardian:

Rescuers are continuing a grim search off the Greek coast as hopes fade of finding survivors from an overcrowded fishing boat that capsized and sank on Wednesday, killing at least 78 people, amid fears that the number of victims could reach 500.

This could be the worst maritime tragedy in Greece in recent years,” Stella Nanou of the United Nations’ refugee agency told the Greek public broadcaster ERT. Another UNHCR official, Erasmia Roumana, described the disaster as “really horrific”.

Roumana added that the survivors were in a very bad psychological state. “Many are in shock, they are so overwhelmed,” she told reporters in the port of Kalamata. “Many worry about the people they travelled with, families or friends.”

All 104 survivors were men aged between 16 and 40, authorities said. Most spent the night in a warehouse in the port. “They’re from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Egypt,” said Giorgos Farvas, Kalamata’s deputy mayor.

We’re talking about young men, mostly, who are in a state of huge psychological shock and exhaustion. Some fainted as they walked off the gangplanks from the vessels that brought them here.”

About 30 people were hospitalised with pneumonia and exhaustion but are not in immediate danger, officials said, and several had been discharged.

Reports suggested up to 750 people had packed on to the fishing boat that capsized and sank early on Wednesday about 50 miles (80 km) from the southern coastal town of Pylos while it was being shadowed by the Greek coastguard.

The fishing boat was 25-30 metres long. Its deck was full of people, and we assume the interior was just as full,” a coastguard spokesman said. A government spokesman, Ilias Siakantaris, smugglers were known to “lock people up to maintain control”.

Greek police and coastguard officials said they were working on the premise that “as many as 500” people were missing. “It worries us that no more [survivors] have been found,” said police inspector Nicolaos Spanoudakis.

“Survivors have been interviewed, procedures typical in any EU country are being followed. Right now everything is guesswork but we are working on the assumption that as many as 500 are missing. Women and children, it seems, were in the hold.”

Greece’s caretaker government has called three days of national mourning, with electoral campaigning ahead of polls on 25 June suspended. Two patrol boats, a helicopter and six other ships in the area continued to search the waters west of the Peloponnese peninsula, one of the deepest areas in the Mediterranean.

“National mourning.”

For people trying to invade the nation from another nation.

Very, very tiresome.